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50 Shades of Grey has truly become a worldwide phenomenon. However, the popular series has brought to the forefront the ongoing epidemic of relationship abuse.
No truer is this then when it comes to Ana and Christian’s relationship – or that of Ana’s disturbing eating habits. According to many fans and author E.L. James, these claims are simply not true. In fact, the author continues to deny these claims even though most critics seem to be right in their assessments.
In fact, a new study recently showed that 50 Shades of Grey readers will most likely be involved in an abusive relationship. Others are more likely to develop eating disorders – as opposed to those that never read these infamous books.
This tells you something about the power of suggestion right? The study – which was showcased in The Journal of Women’s Health – was based on interaction with over 650 women (between the ages of 18 and 24).
Research showed that women who had read the book were 25 percent more likely to be involved in abusive relationships. In addition, 34 percent were more likely to have partners with stalking tendencies.
The research also showed that 75 percent of readers were likely to have used diet aids – or have fasted for over 24 hours in the past.
So in a nutshell, the critics are right on point about their criticism of the book and its visible or subliminal messages.
In fact, study author Amy Bonomi recently said if women experience adverse health behaviors, such as disordered eating – this will only be exacerbated by reading the book.
As a result, the conclusion is that 50 Shades of Grey definitely influences the onset of several behaviors.
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